SURREY CITY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: THE NUTCRACKER
Featuring the Orchestra on stage with
The Central Dance Academy
The Kvitka Ukrainian School of Dance
The Hanyang Arts Society
The Ammara Dance Company
The Surrey Children’s Choir
On November 30th, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at the Chandos Pattison Auditorium, the Surrey City Orchestra presents an evening of culturally diverse music and dance, featuring local dance companies and singers. The concert will include the familiar music of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece.
Led by music director, Stuart Martin, the Surrey City Orchestra will be joined by Snowflake, Mother Goose and Sugar Plum Fairy dancers from The Central Dance Academy, Chinese dancers from the Hanyang Arts Society, Arab dancers from the Ammara Dance Company, and the Trepak, performed by the Kvitka Ukrainian School of Dance. The choreography will be directed by Tyra Sargeant, Larissa Trafananko, Jessica Tan, and Lisa Jordan. Also featured, are the award winning Surrey Children’s Choir directed by Stephen Horning.
“This performance will be a special treat for our musicians, as they never tire of playing this music,” music director Martin said, “this fast paced, dynamic concert will be sure to entertain concert goers and is a great introduction to the orchestra for first time audience members. Dance, in every culture, has an incredible ability to connect everyone through its ability to tell stories. We are hoping that this will become an annual event for Surrey to celebrate the season.”
Tchaikovsky’s music has long been a holiday tradition, with its timeless, engaging music, and childhood imagination. Colourful costumes, with a cultural twist, will bring the joy of the season alive, celebrating the talented young dancers and singers, accompanied by Surrey’s own professional orchestra. Indulge your childhood fantasies with candy dreams and colourful characters!
The concert will be approximately 1.5 hours. Tickets are $25-35 and available at the door or at SCO-nutcracker-2019.brownpapertickets.com
About Surrey City Orchestra
Surrey City Orchestra is a non-for-profit organization based in Surrey B.C. Established in 2018, the orchestra is the resident professional orchestra in the City of Surrey. Led by music director and conductor, Stuart Martin, the orchestra has had several concerts featuring local, national and international artists. The Surrey City Orchestra will begin its inaugural season in September of 2019. The orchestra will be presenting concerts that will reflect the cultural diversity of the residents of Surrey through concerts, public events and storytelling. For more information, please visit surreycityorchestra.org
Media release and images provided by Ellen Farrugia, Surrey City Orchestra.